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What to do? Teenager is a Bum.

What do we do about this depressed / unmotivated / lazy kid? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2014 - 72 answers

How many simple rules for dating my teenage daughter?

My 15-yo daughter has been dating a guy for about a year, has recently become sexually active with him, and we're moving toward getting her on hormonal birth control. The fact that she even came to me to talk about this is a minor miracle. How can I encourage a sex-positive attitude? What boundaries and limits, if any, should I establish? [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony on May 5, 2013 - 47 answers

How can I make sure that my teenage son hangs out with right friends?

How can I make sure that my teenage son hangs out with right friends? [more inside]
posted by musicgold on May 29, 2012 - 23 answers

Adding one at the opposite end. 16 year old "adopted" daughter.

How do we "parent" a 16 year old girl? My family is taking in a 16 year old girl to be a new member of our family. She's an amazing young woman in a tough situation. No behavior or academic issues (I taught her in 8th grade, she babysits for us regularly), some emotional issues (most likely due to her environment). We're going to go through the process of temporary custody, so this is not a question about "the system" or "legality". This is a question of family dynamics. We have other children in the house who are super excited as well, but our oldest is 7 and we have no idea how to come up with rules, routines, and boundaries for a 16 year old. Of course we'll have to come up with what will work for us, but what kind of things should we be thinking about? We're already talking about curfew, bedtime!!!!?????, computer use, etc. What should we be thinking about that we might not be. Any help from those with teens or those who have adopted older kids would be appreciated.
posted by allthewhile on Nov 19, 2010 - 17 answers

unlike the former president, my son inhaled

Help me respond appropriately to my teenage son's marijuana use. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on May 22, 2009 - 42 answers

teaching tolerance to a troubled teen!

How can someone help a teenage boy who has been showing some hateful, homophobic behavior recently? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Oct 23, 2008 - 30 answers

How can I parent a teen in a less antagonizing way?

How can I make my household more functional and less antagonistic this summer? Tons of details inside. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 11, 2007 - 34 answers

Guardianship, discipline, and growth

How do my wife and I give our 17 year-old ward (and, god, I hate that term) a happy environment while teaching her how to interact with people in acceptable ways? [more inside]
posted by brozek on Nov 28, 2006 - 41 answers

what to do when you find out your teen have been smoking pot?

What are the appropriate next steps for a divorced parent to take when she finds out that her 16 year old son has been smoking pot for the last year? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2006 - 25 answers

He's 13. What can I do?

I'm the parent of a 13 year old underachiever. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Nov 16, 2005 - 88 answers

Parenting a Rebellious Teenager

A co-worker and friend of mine is a single mother of three (girls of 6 and 11, son of 14). The boy is becoming more and more hostile and defiant by the day, and even ran away for several hours this past weekend. He's bright and creative, but seems to reserve his anger for the home. I'm fairly certain drugs/alcohol are not involved. Mom is at wit's end. I don't have kids myself so I feel unqualified giving advice. Anyone here who's been in the same situation? Any recommendations on how to go about beginning to try working this out? Counseling?
posted by sharksandwich on Feb 10, 2004 - 20 answers

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